To the Editor,
The Nanaimo Empire Days Celebration Society would like to inform your readers that the 2013 Empire Days Parade is definitely a go.
Some earlier confusion was published that it may be in jeopardy. This confusion has been clarified.
Several months ago a call went out to our community regarding several concerns expressed by the society.
As well as operating funds and membership decline, it was under the impression the Empire Days Parade main organizers – the Nanaimo Lions Club – was finding it difficult to do so again in 2013.
The Lions have been an important part in organizing this parade and will continue to be a major partner in event marshalling and the parade, float, etc., line up on Victoria Crescent.
Requests and applications for parade entrees from our community, around B.C. and the U.S. for floats, marching bands and organizations – previously administered by the Lions – will now be done by the society under the guidance of Diana Lilley, parade chairwoman.
The Nanaimo Empire Days Parade is alive and well and the society expects 2013 to live up to its ‘Nanaimo’s best parade of the year’ reputation.
What a Nanaimo heritage legacy we have with this parade as it has been a yearly event since 1867.